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Monday 21st May 2007
The US company says that its development of multi-junction solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 31 percent will lead to a new class of flexible, lightweight, high-efficiency solar arrays for space applications.
Friday 18th May 2007
Optical Communication Products says that fewer shipments, a fall in average selling prices, and a portfolio dominated by legacy products are to blame for its negative gross margin in its recent fiscal quarter.
Friday 18th May 2007
Cree, Sandia National Labs, and the University of California, Santa Barbara spin-out Inlustra Corporation are among the winners of the Department of Energy’s third funding round for solid state lighting.
Friday 18th May 2007
Kopin reports flat III-V sales, Anadigics and RFMD supply amps for Samsung’s latest phones, and Veeco reveals that its first quarter order book for its K-series reactors was worth $11 million.
Wednesday 16th May 2007
Opel produces a concept car with external lighting provided solely by Osram LEDs.
Wednesday 16th May 2007
After several years in which fabrication capacity has far exceeded market demand, the GaAs business reached a significant turning point in 2006, says TriQuint CEO Ralph Quinsey.
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Tuesday 15th May 2007
Sales of LEDs for the flash in camera phones will soar over the next few years, according to Strategy Analytics, but total revenue for LEDs from the handset market will decline due to the falling price of LEDs for backlights.
Monday 14th May 2007
LED Lighting Fixtures gains a US patent for its alternative approach to generating white light; Sofradir wins a HgCdTe detector contract from the US Army; Riber nets three orders that boost its order book to € 10.3 million; and WJ Communications launches a range of broadband amplifiers for next-generation cellular infrastructure applications.
Monday 14th May 2007
A UK partnership between Sharp Laboratories Europe, the University of Glasgow, the Institute of Photonics, and Mesophotonics has just kicked-off a $2.4 million project to build ultra-bright photonic crystal LEDs for LCD backlights.
Thursday 10th May 2007
The Japanese chip manufacturer says that its "PicoLEDs" consume only half the energy of conventional low-current AlGaInP devices.
Thursday 10th May 2007
German lighting giant Osram is to expand two of its Opto Semiconductors subsidiary’s factories in a multi-million euro program, which includes converting its Asian packaging facility into a chip making base.
Thursday 10th May 2007
Optical Communication Products unveils a shareholder rights plan to defend itself against fellow module supplier Oplink's buy-out bid, which Oplink has promptly challenged the legality of.
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Thursday 10th May 2007
Disappointed with the US International Trade Commission's finding that some of Epistar's LEDs infringe a Lumileds patent, the Taiwanese firm says that it will appeal against the decision.
Wednesday 9th May 2007
Combining GaP and GaN in intricately designed nanowires could increase solar power efficiency and give tailored bandgaps, according to calculations performed at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Wednesday 9th May 2007
Irish epitaxy equipment vendor EMF is to develop components that will feature in the first commercial-scale prototype of a BluGlass reactor for ammonia-free GaN deposition on glass substrates.
Tuesday 8th May 2007
Anadigics ships into LG's new high-end phone; Apple CEO Steve Jobs looks to LEDs to improve "green" credentials; Fairchild targets WiMAX with InGaP HBTs; UK amplifier specialist chooses SiC for broadband markets.
Tuesday 8th May 2007
The optoelectronic component and module manufacturer rounds off another bleak quarter with a net loss of $24.3 million, although submarine pump lasers offer some hope.
Tuesday 8th May 2007
Best-ever quarterly sales give Aixtron a profit for the first three months of 2007 that surpasses the total figure for the previous year, but the company adopts a cautious tone on future orders.
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Friday 4th May 2007
Strategy Analytics foresees the GaAs market expanding 76 percent by 2011, and that the compound semiconductor’s flexibility will see it dominate power amplification in the fast-changing handset industry “over the next five to ten years”.
Thursday 3rd May 2007
The Californian substrate maker says that sales of GaAs wafers will bounce back after delays in customer qualifications led to an unexpected dip in the latest quarter. Meanwhile, the market for germanium substrates is primed for rapid growth in 2008.
Thursday 3rd May 2007
As telecom carriers and electronics manufacturers announce their 2008 plans for WiMAX, the long-distance wireless broadband standard, industry opinions remain divided - RFMD remains diplomatically reserved while Anadigics tells compoundsemiconductor.net it's “critical”.
Tuesday 1st May 2007
Yokogawa and Fujitsu combine their efforts to roll out InP transistors that enable vast increases in the range of high-speed optical networks.
Tuesday 1st May 2007
Improving first quarter performance is offset by charges and stock compensation at Anadigics; Hittite Microwave revels in 30 percent-plus profit and revenue gains; Skyworks surges forward after shrugging off its baseband burden.
Tuesday 1st May 2007
Thanks in no small part to improved substrate material, the Santa Barbara team working on non-polar GaN has produced a blue-violet LED with record output power and an external quantum efficiency of 41 percent at a very high drive current.

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